Just across the street from the beautiful beach of Neos Kosmos at Agia Pelagia is SummerHouse!
We have 5 modern apartments of which 2 have one bedroom (Aloha, Mermaid), 2 have two bedrooms (Lighthouse, Sand Castle) and 1 has three bedrooms (Atlantis). Each apartment has a well equipped kitchen, living room, TV, air conditioning, WiFi, ceiling fans and a sea view which you can enjoy from the outdoor spaces or simply by crossing the street! There is also a very nice restaurant with home cooked meals right next to us.
Agia Pelagia is a short 5 minute walk away where you'll find restaurants, cafeterias, a super market, souvenir shops and organized beaches with umbrellas and outdoor activities.
We will offer you tips and suggestions for seeing the best our island has to offer and help make your vacation unforgettable. See you soon!
There is a lot to see on Kythera! We’ve lived here for over 20 years and we’re still discovering it. Here are a few of our favorites. Pack a snack, water, some good walking shoes and have fun!
Tip: don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, hat and bug bite spray!
Check out local sites (e.g.: visitkythera.com and kythera.gr) for lots of info.
Located in the village of Karavas and only a few minutes drive from Ag. Pelagia. Beautiful and shady for hot summer days. Usually there is a snack bar open and right next to it is the first spring. Towards the end of the path that follows the creek is a seating area and another spring which is said to be very rich in iron.
You will see this spring on the main road that leads to Ag. Pelagia. Park carefully and fill up your water bottles!
One of our favorites and an excellent picnic spot with seating area. Enjoy the shade and the beautiful view. There is a washing area where locals did their laundry. Fossils can be seen in the soil above the spring which testify to the area being under the sea millions of years ago.
There are 3 caves on the island, 2 of which are worth seeing.
Agia Sophia Kalamos:
A nice cool place to visit with a church inside the cave. Seating area available.
Tip: combine your visit with Chalkos or Fyri Ammos beach then head to Kapsali for lunch or a snack.
Agia Sophia Mylopotamos:
This cave has a guided tour and is worth a visit.
Opening times: 11:00 – 18:00 closed on Wednesday
For more information call: 27360 31213
Tip: combine with a visit to Mylopotamos waterfall or Limnionas beach.
Go to Mylopotamos and visit the small waterfall there. Very nice photo op and picnic area. A great place to beat the heat for a few hours. There is also a trail that continues further down to more springs, just ask the locals to point you in the right direction (or drop us a line!).
Very quaint fishing village
Glass bottom boat
Call captain Spyros in advance as he is usually fully booked. He’ll take you from Kapsali to secret places and a few stops for swimming and jumping off the boat. A lot of fun!
There are some beautiful castles on the island, each with a story of its own (mostly because of pirates!). Visit sites about Kythera for details (kythera.gr and visitkythera.com are a couple). Don’t forget your walking shoes!
Some of our favorite churches:
Agios Nikolaos Krasas (further down from Panagia Mirtidiotissa)
Agios Georgios (Diakofti)
Agia Moni (Diakofti)
Agios Dimitrios (Pourko)
Each beach has its own beauty. Check wind direction first in order to ensure a pleasant visit, depending on beach location relative to the wind. Here are a few of our favorites:
Chalkos (canteen and umbrellas available)
Fyri Ammos (canteen and umbrellas available)
Melidoni (canteen and umbrellas available)
Kapsali (main road access with plenty of shops/umbrellas)
Diakofti (main road access with a few shops/umbrellas)
Limnionas (see above)
Kaladi (very beautiful/canteen)
Avlemonas (main road access with plenty of shops)
Sometimes at more remote beaches there might be nudists.
There is a farmer’s market in the village of Potamos every Sunday morning with lots of local goodies.
Another farmer’s market opens every Wednesday afternoon (about 6 pm) in the village of Livadi.
Tip: don’t forget to buy local salt, honey and paximadia. A great place to find paximadia is at the bakery in Karavas which is in a renovated olive press. Also, sempre viva, a small yellow flower which stays the same after bei
Where to eat
There are a lot of nice places to eat on Kythera, from local cuisine to the humble souvlaki, here are a few of our suggestions.
Kaleris (local/Greek cuisine t. 27360 33461)
Panaretos (local/Greek cuisine t. 27360 34290)
O Platanos (local/Greek cuisine t. 27360 33397)
Antamoma (souvlaki/grill t. 27360 33179)
Pierros (local/Greek cuisine t. 27360 31014)
Toxotis (local/Greek cuisine t. 27360 31781)
Vitsio (pizza/pasta t. 27360 31037)
Zatheon (coffee/snack 27360 31754)
O Magos (specializes in fish t. 27360 31407)
You will find local sweets at almost all the bakeries/patisseries. A nice place to visit is Maria’s Traditional Delicacies (t. 27360 31188) in the village of Kalokerines. Next to the shop is a restored traditional windmill. Combine with a visit to the monastery Panagia Mirtidiotissa as they are both in the same direction.